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    I was over at my parents yesterday to gather up some stuff. Two things in particular were of upmost importance -my Bontrager bike and a sealed ltd. copy of More Light. Anyways… I was on my way to pick up my sister at the trainstation -in my dads car. So I was on my way, and decided to check what my dad was listening to -so I pushed the random button on the player. Things started out as I’d thought, a couple of Tom Waits, Dylan and Young tunes. SUDDENLY Where’d You Go started pumping from the speakers!!! In my moment of bewilderness I almost smashed the Range Rover into the Miata in front. When I got home I asked my dad what the f**K he was doing with my cd. "Oh, that… Well the album has some really great tunes. Way better than that Dino noise you’re listening to!" [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] So I told him that J was the guitarist and singer in Dino. "Uh, Oh…ok" My dad replied. I’m not sure what to think about this, my dad is 53 for gods sake!! But, More Light is a great album indeed, so I guess I’m happy. Have to get a new sealed ltd copy though…



    Robert-My Dad would`nt listen to J!or Waits!but Dylan and Young,yeah.
    One day I was in a music store with my Dad and they were playing "Little Furry Things" and I started singing along,my Dad says to me "What`s that garbage?"He will never dig J.
    My Mom is different though,I was playing "Where You Go" for her and she liked it.
    She also likes Bettie Serveert("Palomine"),Yo La Tengo("Upside Down"),Pavement("Shady Lane"),and Uncle Tupelo("New Madrid").
    She also blew the car radio speakers out listening to Aerosmith on the radio too loud.



    It’s always funny when my parents get into the music I like…my mom is forever borrowing my Pearl Jam tapes, and my dad always turns the radio up when Alice in Chains comes on. Mom also really likes a lot of the rockabilly I listen to, and actually went to a Reverend Horton Heat show with me last year [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img]

    The only comments they’ve ever made about J were "he looks like a nice man" (my mom, looking at the pic of me & J), and "wow, nice fuzzbox effect" (my dad, upon hearing the intro guitar solo in "Alone").

    As much as parents can give you a complex, they can also be really cool.


    p.s. I almost forgot, Mom was really impressed with the "Leaving on a Jet Plane" cover– said it’s the first version she’s heard with "some life" in it [img]images/smiles/converted/cowicon.gif[/img]



    Speaking of covers, my mom literally abhors the Pumpkins cover of "Landlside" by Fleetwood Mac. My dad’s cool about music but I don’t recall him being too keen on it either.

    I think when bands do covers, it’s abig risk/reward as far as parents go. Some are sentimental and a band preforming a song they like on rubberband/tissue box guitar would be cool, but for others it’s sacriledge.



    I played my mum the J version of John Denver’s "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and she liked it, but only because it reminded her of the Denver version. We had a good time singing along together though. She’s into Pulp and Radiohead, so that’s cool. My dad likes the old stuff (Young and Dylan) but he kinda moved over to the classical music, big Tchaikovski fan now…I’m more into Vivaldi.
    Anyway I was at a festival here in Holland and there was a band from Sweden called The Hives. They were pretty good and put on a great show. You should check it out.




    That’s funny.

    My dad listens to Bug by Dino but if my mom listened toa ny of that, I’d prolly wreck the car too. [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]



    it’s pretty cool to have parents that share your musical preferences. I must admit I envy you a bit. music is not the topic I could talk about with my oldies alot as I would call them "not pretty much musically influenced". their interests are quite restricted, they do not really care what’s going on beyond the German border. [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] but once I introduced my dad to Heather Nova, and he really liked it. also made him a cd with songs from Yo La Tengo, Neil Young ("Heart of gold"), Belle & Sebastian ("Boy with the Arab strap), Suzanne Vega ("Luka"), Pearl Jam ("Off he goes"), Nick Cave ("Into my arms") and stuff like that and he enjoyed it but never gave it alot of listenings since I gave it to him for XMas I believe. I remember listening to "Sameday" pretty loud in my room last year when I still lived in my parents’ flat. my father came in with a facial lapse telling me to turn this "noise" mute…

    Lars [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]



    Turnipfarmer-don`t think my Dad would be listening to Nick Cave!
    You folks out there have some cool parents,my Mom`s more open minded to music then my Dad,he really should have been a music critic,he could shoot down a band really fast!he does`nt give alot of music a chance,he likes Roy Orbison,Everly Brothers,Gordon Lightfoot,John Denver,Bob Dylan,Neil Young,etc.
    Neil`s wild guitar solos kinda leave him cold until he listened to them a little more and he likes them more,but that solo Neil did of Dylan`s "All Along The Watchtower" at the Dylan tribute a few years ago,my Dad called it "crazy as hell".I thought it was one of his best solos ever.



    Hm, well my Mom threw the LPs in the garbage which I have left there when I moved away from my parents. She was afraid of "satanic messages" on those LPs. *sigh*.
    She was in her serious religious phase then [img]images/smiles/converted/rolleyes.gif[/img]
    You should be glad when your parents are quite tolerant and give your favourite music a listen.

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    I love my dads record collection except for some of the stuff he bought in the eighties.
    I’ve always felt embarrassed about my music and I wouldn’t leave my cds sitting around the house. One time I was blasting the live version of what else is new in my room and the part where it is just J alone soloing came on and I was closing my eyes in bliss and my mom came in my room and totally flipped "shut that off right now".
    One time I was sending a photocopied transcription of feel the pain to a guy in california and my dad asked what song I was mailing and I wouldn’t tell him, just embarassing somehow.
    I was playing seems like the thing to do really loud in my room and my mom came in and asked what it was and that it sounded nice but I wouldn’t tell her.

    My dad once made a comment that the bands I listen to are just jamming, they never can play the same song twice, that was funny. used to think that I only played a bunch of noise on my guitar and we were walking by a dorm room on campus and some guy was playing the beginning riff of hero of the day by metallica on guitar and he was like "now that the kind of guitar I can listen to" Oh the irony.



    Hey now, I enjoy CMT. Country music seems to be the only guitar-oriented genre that is thriving right now.

    P.S. Tony- don’t know who the KK is in your quote (Kris Kristofferson, perhaps?) but I must say that I am a big fan of the Chevy Impala …models between 1961 & 1974, of course [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]




    my dad listens to radiohead..and pearl jam…and soundgarden…and nirvana. my mum does parents ay…?

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